8960 Tasting Notes

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
8960 tasting notes

purging things from the house in an effort for us to get more organised, have few “things” and be able to focus our energy on doing things. This was one of my teas this evening since it’s close to a sipdown :) No black friday purchases for me until i can get to 100! haha

Fjellrev

You’re oh so brave for holding out until you make your goal. I would have been like, “Screw it, good enough. It’ll be under 100 by the time the teas even get here, yo.”

Sil

haha it was only 8 teas… and i’ve essentially got all weekend. Had to stick to it since my goal for the year was 50, but because we made that trip to Paris that was pretty much game over (3.5kg of tea will do that). So now i’m at least aiming for 75 which is what i managed to get to last year…

Kristal

Good for you for sticking it out! My hope is to get to 30-something teas by the end of the year. Right now I have 55 + 5 teas coming for DAVIDS in the mail. Luckily, most of the 55 are samples!

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78

Really? no tasting note on this one. Well mine won’t be much better, but when i took my first sip of this one, i really thought i’d made laoshan black by accident. it tastes very similar in profile to LB but with an oolong twist. I actually see myself enjoying this one – though it is a little drying in the mouth.

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82

Really enjoy this one as far as white teas go. it’s MUCH cheaper than my all time favourite white, so no complaints there and it’s something i may look to pick up again. in the meantime i’m super happy omgsrsly introduced me to this one :)

Rasseru

I have been having trouble getting the steep right with this one.. Someone did recommend a different approach but I cant remember what it was and its not in the notes – what parameters are you doing? It was hard to get me to like it as much as a good silver needle. and what is your favourite white?

Sil

2 mins ish at about 175/180. my favourite white that i can recall anyway is ivory himalaya from MF. (that being said i am very much a black tea girl so my taste buds may be way different than yours hahaha)

OMGsrsly

Did you get the whole bag of this one? If not, want more? :)

Sil

haha it was in a foil package thingy

OMGsrsly

Ohhhh. I must have the bag around here somewhere…

OMGsrsly

Ok, once my bags arrive I will portion some out for me and send you the rest. :P I’ve written on the bag so I should remember…

Sil

january sounds like a good month for that lol

OMGsrsly

Yeah yeah. The bags won’t come till the middle of December, so you’re safe. For now…

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86
drank Low Country by August Uncommon Tea
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noms. Farewell delicious tea. The last little bit of this is being added to a pile..but i’m not telling WHOSE pile it’s being added to :)

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85
drank Vanille des Îles by Mariage Frères
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Sad day. Finished the last of this one up today minus the little bit that is in a blend i’m experimenting with. this is one of my favourite vanilla teas from MF, though maybe not THE most favourite…but i’d be hard pressed to decide between the couple that i love.

MissB

Don’t be sad. You’ll get more soon. :P (no, not from me, at least not at this time!)

Fjellrev

I wonder how it compares to DF’s since I’m a fan of their vanilla blends.

Sil

i’d have to pull out my DF vanilla, but i think i like this one a little better. But i do love DF’s vanilla teas as well. :)

Evol Ving Ness

So, which one is THE favourite vanilla tea then?

Sil

it’s probably black orchid if we’re talking MF and DF.

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78
drank Laoshan Bilochun Green by Verdant Tea
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less sharp and less “green” tasting than the reserve version. both teas look very similar dry and wet, but this has a smoother, softer brew. more to come another time.

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tried to compare this to the regular harvest bilochun but i’m getting pulled in to a lot of work things today. this one seemed more sharp in taste than the regular one. This one had a stronger, deeper, “green” taste to it. Will try again next time to compare more effectively.

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83

this one doesn’t seem to be as flavourful as the laoshan green harvest, but it’s still an interesting green. I really like the pine needle look of the tea leaves. Makes for something unique.

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81

I am always a fan of loashan green teas, though i don’t typically buy them since it’s rare that i want to pull out a green for drinking. I’ve got a few in my cupboard that i need to try and drink up so here i am today trying to have a few. This is one of my favourite.

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75
drank Appletini by Tealish
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I had this one the other day and it was still tasty. Sort of an apple/lime delicious goodness. I don’t think i need to pick this one up again, but i do enjoy this when i have a cup.

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